Apple TV+ announced production on season 2 of Severance officially kicked off today. And the Emmy-winning series will also add a bunch of new stars to its ensemble cast.

In total, Apple revealed eight actors headed to Severance season 2. They are:

  • Oscar and Emmy Award-nominee Bob Balaban (The Chair, The Politician, French Dispatch)
  • Robby Benson (Beauty and The Beast, One To One)
  • Stefano Carannante (Mirabilia)
  • Emmy Award-nominee Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, The Sandman, Wednesday)
  • John Noble (Fringe, Elementary, Lord of the Rings films)
  • Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Tourist, Trapped, The Missing)
  • Alia Shawkat (Search Party, Being the Ricardos)
  • Emmy Award-winner Merritt Wever (Godless, Unbelievable, Nurse Jackie)

These new stars join the series’ ensemble cast, which includes Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette, John Tuturro, Britt Lower, Zach Cherry, Dichen Lachman, Jen Tullock, Tramell Tillman, Michael Chernus, and Christopher Walken.

“We are thrilled and delighted to be back on set for the exciting second chapter of Severance,” said director and executive producer Ben Stiller. “Though we don’t know how long we’ve been gone or who we are outside, we are told people enjoy the show and we couldn’t be happier. Praise Kier!”

In Severance, Mark Scout (Scott) leads a team at Lumon Industries. There employees have undergone a severance procedure, which surgically divides their memories between their work and personal lives. But this daring experiment in “work-life balance” is called into question as Mark finds himself at the center of an unraveling mystery that will force him to confront the true nature of his work … and of himself.

The first season of Severance scored 14 Emmy nominations, including one for Outstanding Drama. You can stream season 1 now on Apple TV+.

Meanwhile, stayed tuned to THS for more updates about season 2 of the sci-fi series.

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